New drama on the Penmarchaises coasts. This Tuesday, September 21, around noon, a 65-year-old man from Plomeur, a neighboring town, was swept away by a blade in Poul-Briel, near the Rocher du Préfet, a site known for its dangerousness. At low tide, he was fishing for barnacles with a friend. Witnesses of the scene, posted on the rocks, warned the emergency services.
The operation was piloted by the Regional Operational Center for Surveillance and Rescue (Cross) in Corsen. Despite the rapid intervention of the SNSM’s Le Petit Prince jet ski, the man in distress, whose body was brought back to the port of Saint-Guénolé, could not be resuscitated.
This new incident is reminiscent of that of last March where, almost in the same place, a 68-year-old man, also from Plomeur, lost his life in similar conditions. “Once again, this is a careful fisherman who knew the area,” says Gwenola Le Troadec, mayor of Penmarc’h. The seemingly calm sea can be daunting even in good weather. We must remain vigilant in all circumstances, ”adds the city councilor who fears that a new drama will take place this Wednesday, new day of high tide (coefficient 94).